We’re always looking for ways to help the environment: recycling our plastics, switching from paper to hemp or jute, and upcycling our old goods and turning them into something new. Although we might think that one person can’t make a difference, if we all engage in little things like this, we definitely can make a positive impact on our environment.
But it isn’t just about making proper use of what we have but also engaging in processes that are as eco-friendly as possible as to not hurt our planet. Yet, many of the things we engage in daily, from driving cars to taking extra long showers in the morning, harm the earth. So, it’s up to us to do such things in moderation and find alternatives where we see fit.
Speaking of environmentally safe alternatives, thermal remediation is one of the many processes that was introduced as a safer alternative to chemical fumigation or fogging. You might ask, what is thermal remediation exactly? Thermal remediation is an environmentally-friendly heat treatment involving steam injection that was created in the 1990s.
Although it’s more than two decades old, thermal remediation is still important today in the following ways.
It’s used to effectively clean up contaminated sites
One big environmental concern isn’t just reducing how many contaminants we release into our environment but properly cleaning them up. Thermal remediation can do that, and we need it more than ever before. Thermal remediation technologies can clean up contaminants, including dioxins, VOCs, DNAPL, PCB, SVOCs, and more, that are found in groundwater and soil.
It kills pests without the use of eco-harming chemicals
Pests like bed bugs are often killed with environmentally harmful chemicals. While they certainly work, these chemicals are harmful to us and our pets’ health. In fact, there are many short- and possibly even long-term side effects to the exposure of these chemicals. Even worse, they linger in our environment, causing destruction for years to our home planet.
However, with an environmentally safe treatment like thermal remediation, pests of all life cycle stages can be eradicated in a snap. Even better, with this technology, eradication can be done all without the need for dangerous chemicals, leaving your site with no dangerous residues or poisoned air.
It can save money in the long run
When choosing thermal remediation over the use of chemicals, you typically only need one treatment that only takes a single day. But not only will you likely not have to pay for multiple treatments, but no furniture or other belongings have to be thrown out after the remediation process is complete.
Meanwhile, other methods often require multiple sessions over the course of several days, and your furniture, linens, and the like may have to be discarded afterward for health purposes.
While chemicals and pesticides are commonly used to get rid of contaminants and insects, technology provided by thermal remediation is said to often be more effective. Likewise, thermal remediation can usually be done in one treatment, doesn’t necessitate that you throw away your belongings as no chemicals are used, and doesn’t hurt the environment in the process.
Based on the latter, it’s clear that thermal remediation is something we need more than ever before, especially in a world where environmental concerns are so prevalent.